Chkdsk error

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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Windows 8.1
    New drive.
    First time I used it. I renamed the volume and decided to run a checkdisk as I always do.

    I got the following from it
     
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    possibly a bad drive... cable... false positive.
     
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    I'd check the cable and keep an eye on the drive to see if the errors persist. Might be leftovers from some kind of testing or god knows what.
     
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    Thanks. I will do some more testing from next week.
     
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    Was it an OEM or Retail drive? And were there any indications that this drive was ever used before (double tape on the box seal, or ripped yellow seal on the OEM bag)?
     
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    Sounds like a bad refurb or a "store return"...
     
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    Sealed USB drive from amazon UK
     
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    Which brand?
     
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    Cool. That writes off a whole lot of possible culprits, which leads back to it either being a bad drive, or bad cable. Could even be a bad drive enclosure.
     
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    It's definitely not the cable as I didn't even use the one that came with the drive, but another one I use to connect same model hard drives. Yes I have several of this model.
     
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    So bad enclosure or bad drive then.
     
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    I vaguely remember seeing something like that on a new drive after the first chkdsk, and then never again. If it will put your mind at ease, return it, but it's quite possible that the problem won't repeat itself (I would keep an eye on it at least in the near term, though).
     
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    I copied some files from another external drive to it and I noticed the destination folders had fewer files. I thought that was weird so I copied the same folders again and kept getting error messages as the files couldn't be accessed. I presumed the problem was with the source drive so I copied the files to an internal ssd (laptop) and there were no problems. I tried again to the external and got errors again. I checked the properties/tools of the drive and checkdisk. Which adviced me to run a surface scan. 5 minutes later it keeps scanning with "about 20 seconds remaining". I am so annoyed.
    My first seagate drive failure I believe in 25 years or something.
    Hmm, I hear a thin metalic noise coming from the drive every 3-7 seconds. OK, as I am typing this I got a result from the surface scan. "There was a problem scanning this drive. Windows was unable to scan the drive" etc.
    FRAK!
     
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    Oh this is getting better and better.
    Not only the backup drive is apparently dying, but so is the original drive! Thankfully I have another brand new (and hopefully not DOA) drive to copy files to...only that the second USB 3.0 of two on this laptop has stopped working and now I have to use the last USB port...a USB 2.0 port. To transfer 5TB of data...before the original drive dies for good.
    I have to say, the last year has been one disaster after the other.
     
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    Any chance the USB port is killing the drives?
     
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    I don't use the damaged port any more, plus the error first appeared on the first new drive on a different computer.
    It's not impossible, but it is highly unlikely.
     
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    I'm glad i for the most part no longer deal with ANY external mechanical drives....

    nothing has been sweater than a USB 3.1 external 2.5 enclosure stuffed with a samsung SSD, 550MB/s transfer speeds easily.
     
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    When the SSD prices fall to the level of mechanical drives, sure. Till then, I don't want to pay a small fortune for 5TB-8TB drives.
     
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    I am still in the process of slowly backing up files to another drive, so far it looks like I have lost only one file to the source drive's corruption.
    I was reading something online when I started hearing a two stroke harsh sound. It was coming from in front of me, where the new backup drive was located (plugged in to my keyboard).
    My first thought was that there was something wrong with this drive too.


    Thankfully I was wrong. The sound was coming from the monitor, from a game I had in the background (Civilization 4 BTS). Last time I use anything else than headphones to play a game was the late 90s and ...you see what happened lol.
     

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